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Frank Lampard: Safety of players and staff must come first  

By Editor - Sat May 23, 7:34 am

Frank Lampard has said the safety of players and staff must come first in the Premier League’s Project Restart after N’Golo Kante was granted compassionate leave to miss Chelsea training because of his health fears. As revealed by Telegraph Sport this week, Kante had Lampard’s full consent to miss training this week because of his concerns over the safety of returning to action during the coronavirus pandemic. Lampard said clubs must get through the first phase, in which players train in small socially-distanced groups, before taking the next decision on returning to competitive action behind closed doors. “It has been really good to get some work into the players,” Lampard told the BBC. “It is individual work — we can’t quite get hands-on around them because we have to toe the line, but it is about seeing how things go.

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Frank Lampard: Safety of players and staff must come first

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